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Since: 2.1.02
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I finished it last week.

Very well-written. And being a Bill Jamesian (and not an Ellen Jamesian), I'm happy to discuss the book.

The only downside, if you want to call it that, is that I read that none of the players Beane drafted last year and setting the world on fire in the minors yet. Not even the fat catcher from Alabama.

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I plan on picking it up after I finish Roger Kahn's "The Boys of Summer." I'm a little embarassed I haven't read it yet...

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Glad you started a thread on this. I started on last week, but when I hit "submit," either the W was down or my connection was down, and I lost the whole post.

I'd personally never read James before, and my only experience with sabermetrics was whatever Neyer or Gammons would throw into their columns at

That said, I found the book fascinating. It's just plain common sense, but it's amazing how many people don't see it. It strikes me as natural that numbers are better than the naked eye, and I am amazed that more baseball teams don't see it that way.

We've got Bill James working for the Sox now, so I'm pretty excited about the whole experiment.

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They printed a chapter of the book in SI a few weeks ago, and it was flatout awesome. Definitely going to track this one down.

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